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Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.
These virtual machines are ideal to run ML and AI workloads utilizing Cuda, TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe, and other Frameworks or the graphics workloads using NVIDIA GRID technology.
Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.
The new DCsv2_Type1 Dedicated Host SKUs add confidential computing capabilities to Azure Dedicated Hosts. The DCsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it’s processed in the public cloud. Dedicated hosts will provide further isolation from other tenants, further enhancing the isolation aspect of secure applications within confidential computing.
The new Azure Monitor Agent and the Data Collection Rules feature of Azure Monitor are announcing the release of several key features including support for on-premises servers (with Arc installed) and virtual machines scale sets, as well as sample ARM templates for programmatic installation and management, in addition to portal UI.
Azure Machine Learning has new updates on View capabilities.
Azure Stack Edge hosts Azure virtual machines so you can run your VM based IoT, AI, and business applications on an Azure appliance at your location.
Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is a new capability that provides a centralized monitoring view to help you identify and troubleshoot issues with Windows Virtual Desktop.
Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).
Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.
With Premium Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for accelerated writes HDInsight HBase cluster, customers can now have increased read performance compared to standard storage and also take advantage of Hierarchical namespace feature of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.
October updates job scheduling, enhanced IoT Edge support, dashboard improvements, and documentation updates.
Migrate SQL Server Reporting Services workloads into Azure using pre-configured VM images to enable easier workload management, more efficient onboarding to the cloud, and leverage benefits by selecting preconfigured images.
SQL Server Analysis Services Virtual Machine images (in general availability) can help make your workloads more efficient, enable an easier onboarding experience, and helps viewing your different virtual machine workloads and managing them.
Soft Delete for Azure Backup for SQL and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available.
Power BI dynamic M query parameter allows users to explicitly inject filters at the designated place in the query and improve query performance by a few factors, especially when the report is built on top of a very big dataset, or using complex query logic.
Automate migration of VMware virtual machines to Azure using Azure Migrate and Azure PowerShell
Target retirement date: April 01, 2021
End of Support for Data Science Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04 on 1 April 2021.
By simply checking a box, you can automatically register all existing and future SQL Server VMs in your subscription to access features designed to enable cost savings and increase manageability.
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